Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Burning Monk comparison

I think that both the Monk and the Fruit Vendor new that the strongest and maybe only way to get people to notice their protest, was death.

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.”

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Option 1

I chose option one

My topic is the start of the war and the poem about it titled “The Lover” written by Richard Aldington

The Lover
Though I have had friends
And a beautiful love
There is one lover I await above all.
She will not come to me
In the time of soft plum-blossoms
When the air is gay with birds singing
And the sky is a delicate caress;
She will come
From the midst of a vast clamour
With a mist of stars about her
And great beckoning plumes of smoke
Upon her leaping horses.
And she will bend suddenly and clasp me;
She will clutch me with fierce arms
And stab me with a kiss like a wound
Thad bleeds slowly.
But though she will hurt me at first
In her strong gladness
She will soon soothe me gently
And cast upon me an unbreakable sleep
Softly for ever.
First of all, in this poem, I think the Lover is war. I realize a lot of people seem to have a love for war and violence. The reason I think that is because he says And great beckoning plumes of smoke upon her leaping horses. Plumes of smoke are probably from bombs or gunfire, and horses were probably like the horse mounted soldiers. The part about the Kiss like the Wound, is like the wound you would get in battle.The cast on unbreakable sleep most likely refers to death. I think that the poem infers that a war is coming that people have thrown us into on purpose, and for the love of war and death. It makes me realize what animals we were back then and still are these days.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The White Man's Burden & Imperialism

1. Determine what Kipling means by "the White Man's Burden."
I think by the White Man's burden, he means world war one and imperialism. Especially by the line Take up the White Man's burden-
The savage wars of peace-
Fill full the mouth of Famine,
And bid the sickness cease
2. Does Kipling justify imperialism? How so? He describes them as the white man's burden and speaks of them as the toil of terf and sweeper
3. Why might such a justification might be so appealing? Because It had no Iron Rule of Kings and was more free.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Self-Reflection Questions Reconstruction Debate

Self-Reflection Questions
Reconstruction Debate
  1. How did I feel during planning this presentation? I was confused and scared because I knew I wasn’t ready for the project at all and nobody was really helping me.Why did I feel this way? Because I didn’t understand what we were supposed to do and no one really helped me.
  2. How did I feel prior to presenting?  Scared because my slides weren’t ready to go and I didn’t have a script printed out. Why did I feel this way?
  3. How did I feel while I was presenting? Why did I feel this way? Like I was going to fail because I didn’t remember what I was going to say and my slides weren’t showing up on the board
  4. What did I personally do well? no
  5. What did not go as desired in this presentation? everything
  6. On a scale from 1-10, how well do I think I understood the content? Explain. 2
  7. How do I think my group members perceived me? Why do I think this? I think they probably don’t want to work with me anymore because I messed everything up for them.
  8. How do I think the 8th graders perceived me? Why do I think this? Now they all think I’m not a good worker now that I messed everything up.
  9. Knowing that I can only control how I act and react, if I could do this presentation again, what would I change about my actions to make it a more ideal experience? I would try to find someone who could actually help me instead of set up a complicated doc that makes me even more confused.
  10. What are my strengths in groups? None, I prefer to work alone or at least in groups in which I can figure out what to do.
  11. What areas do I need improvement? I need to learn how to be able to understand huge amounts of insane text where everything is old English
  12. What is the most important thing I learned about myself? Why is this so important? That I’m a stupid and I don’t know how to pay attention
  13. Are there any other things that I need to express? I’m just upset now, and I probably ruined what everyone else sees me as now.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Reflective Blog Entry

  1. When I first came to DLC I didn’t know anything about computers, I didn’t know I had my own email thing, now I’m doing insane animations in keynote making everything I need out of shapes and writing stuff in documents in my spare time and writing posts on blogs, and not being afraid to go online.
  2. I am proud of my lorax poem because that’s when I started using some animation and making stuff move around and do some cool stuff. Plus I loved the poem I wrote for it.
  3. I thought the most challenging thing I did was the welcome video because I didn’t know how to do pretty much anything at all, but I made it work out.
  4. My favorite project was probably the Red Badge of Courage scenes because it’s like making the movie after the book which I normally hate but I do it closer to the real thing than some of today’s annoying redoes.
  5. In the second semester my goals are to pay more attention. (Sometimes I doze off in class and don’t here a lot of what the teacher says) and hopefully get all A’s in the school as a whole.